Tag: business tell alls

  • Wright and Hope’s Billion Dollar Whale

    Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World Tom Wright and Bradley Hope     Kind of a business tell all book, but in the end more a book about hubris, greed, and insane spending sprees. This is a book about Jho Low, an overweight soft-spoken Malaysian who would, with […]

  • Carreyrou’s Bad Blood

    Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies In a Silicon Valley Start Up John Carreyrou I have a real soft spot for the genre I call “Business Tell-Alls”. Books on rouge billionaires, hostel take overs, accounting scandals, I’m here for it all. And having read many, many of these books I can say with some authority that […]

  • Review Kolhatkar’s Black Edge: nside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street

    Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street Sheelah Kolhatkar High brow business tell all gossip about the rise and (kinda) fall of one of the most successful hedge managers of all time, Steve Cohen of SAC Capital. Cohen, if you don’t know, ran […]

  • Review: Lewis’s the Big Short

    The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine Michael Lewis It took the movie coming out for me to finally read this great book on the guys who figured out the subprime crash before the subprime crash. I’m not sure why I didn’t read this earlier, I’m a fan of both Michael Lewis and books skewering […]

  • Review: Eichenwald’s the Informant

    The Informant: A True Story Kurt Eichenwald I don’t want to say too much about this, because if you read it, you should really get the surprised as they come along. Let’s just say it is about a major price fixing scandal that brought down a bunch of powerful people at the powerful Archer Daniels […]

  • Review: Eichenwald’s Conspiracy of Fools

    Conspiracy of Fools: A True Story Kurt Eichenwald Eichenwald is one of the best business writers around. Here, he gives the definitive account of what happened at Enron. The accounting explanations here can get a little hairy (because what was going inside Enron’s accounting was pretty bizarre) but it is still a fascinating read. I don’t […]

  • Review: Lowenstein’s When Genius Failed

    When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management Roger Lowenstein The death of Longterm Capital Management (LTCM) is one of the biggest collapses in modern financial history. So big, the Fed stepped in and made a number of major banks pony up serious dough to cover LTCMs loses so that the world […]